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Lemon Myrtle

Lemon Myrtle

Backhousia citriodora

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Plant Details
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Care Information

Expected Height Range:

3 m - 20 m

Spread Range:

1 m - 5 m

Preferred positioning:

Full sun and Partial sun

Common uses:

Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought tolerant, Edible, Fragrant, Erosion control, Pollutant tolerant, and Playground planting

Flower Season/s:

Summer and Autumn

Flower Colour/s:

Plant life cycle:



Endemic to Queensland, growing from about Brisbane to Mackay. It grows in subtropical coastal rainforests and wet sclerophyll forests.

Preferred Soil:

Prefers dry, well-drained to moderately drained soils

This plant is a lovely native bush food which can be used in both sweet and savory dishes or use in a refreshing drink. It is a small to medium-sized tree that can be trimmed down to grow as a shrub or even trellis trained, making it perfect for a small space such as a patio or balcony garden. This is a low maintenance plant which offers aromatic lemony scented foliage with fluffy white flowers.

Care Considerations:

Will take regular pruning of its growing tips.
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